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"An American in Rabat" by Max Aboko-Cole

"An American in Rabat" by Max Aboko-Cole

Avenue Al Marsa leads down to the waterfront from the ancient Portuguese fort known as the Kasbah of the Udayas. It borders an incredibly large cemetery with tombstones all facing toward the holy city of Mecca. Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

Avenue Al Marsa eventually turns into Avenue Mustapha Assaih. The road borders both the ocean with the beach’s dramatic rocky coast lines and also the neighborhood of L’Ocean where I’ve been living with my host family and roomate Aidan. Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

The sun sets on the Moroccan coast. As the sun slowly dips behind the clouds and past the horizon, the sunset ushers in the bustling Rabat nightlife. Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

The Chellah is a medieval fortified Muslim necropolis right outside of Rabat. It is the home of ancient Phoenician ruins, Roman ruins, Islamic ruins, and hundreds of allaqaliq or storks in English, who have reclaimed the ruins for their nesting and breeding grounds. (See on the top right) Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V is on the Yacoub al-Mansour esplanade in Rabat. The site has the tombs of the Moroccan king for whom the mausoleum is named after and his two sons, the late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

Locals and tourists, including myself, take it upon themselves to snag pictures atop one of the many pillars that line the mausoleum courtyard. Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

The doors to the mosque contained within the mausoleum also make excellent photo opportunities for myself and friends Joslyn (left) and Isabella (right). Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

The winding blue streets and alleyways within the Kasbah echo the style of the famous blue city of Morocco, Chefchaouen. Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

The stairs of the great Kasbah lead eventually into what is known as the medina or in English, the “old city” of Rabat; the neighborhood lends itself to the traditional style of Moroccan life with small winding streets and pathways with hundreds of shops, vendors, and salesmen. Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

The Kasbah Museum of Tangier features beautiful courtyards constructed with incredible detail and craftsmanship. Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

Situated at the northernmost tip of the country on the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is a sight to be seen at night. The city is renowned as a pseudo-international center with Spain only 8 miles away across the straight and Tangier positioned at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea. Photo Credit: M. Aboko-Cole, Spring 2019.

Max Aboko-Cole is a student at American University and is spending his spring semester on the Regional Studies in French program in Rabat, Morocco.

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